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Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router

Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router
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Linksys E2500 Multiple User N600 WiFi Router

Linksys E2500 Multiple User N600 WiFi Router
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Price $37 to $50 at 2 stores $165 at 1 store $73 to $139 at 5 stores $18 to $49 at 8 stores $59 to $69 at 2 stores $75 at 1 store $17 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 11 reviews 2.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 2.5 stars out of 23 reviews 1.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date March 08, 2011 May 14, 2010 March 08, 2011 April 01, 2009 May 09, 2011 July 07, 2006 December 26, 2009
The Bottom Line Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users. The Cisco Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router is the fastest router we've seen in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and will definitely make home users happy with its easy-to-use setup software. Advanced users, however, might find its desktop software and Web interface combination a little disjointed. Though far from perfect, the Linksys E2500's ease of use, nice design, and reasonable price make it a very good router for a small home or apartment.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Requirements Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.1
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.1
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
UNIX
Apple MacOS
Linux
Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
Info unavailable Info unavailable Apple MacOS X 10.4
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista
Features DHCP server
Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
DHCP server
Wall mountable
Parental control
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
128-bit encryption
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
DHCP server
Wall mountable
Parental control
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
128-bit encryption
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
URL filtering
Parental control
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Firewall protection
VPN passthrough
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
VPN passthrough
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Environmental Standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Product Description Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router - Wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band N Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
NETGEAR RangeMax 150 Wireless Router WNR1000 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
D-Link RangeBooster N Router DIR-625 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft) - Desktop
D-Link DIR-601 Wireless N 150 Home Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Works with Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11d
IEEE 802.1x
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n (draft)
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
HTTPS
HTTP
HTTPS
HTTP
HTTP
HTTPS
HTTP
HTTP
HTTP
Routing Protocol Static IP routing
RIP
Static IP routing
RIP
Static IP routing
RIP
Info unavailable Static IP routing
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Capacity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Virtual interfaces (VLANs) : 16
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 8.9 oz
10.6 oz
15.9 oz
14.1 oz
Info unavailable 11.2 oz
1.6 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
2 years warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.4 in x 6 in x 1.2 in
8 in x 6.3 in x 1.3 in
8.9 in x 7.1 in x 1.4 in
1.1 in x 4.6 in x 6.9 in
Info unavailable 7.6 in x 4.6 in x 1.2 in
5.7 in x 4.4 in x 1.2 in
Network / Transport Protocol Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
PPPoE
Info unavailable Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
PPPoE
Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11n (draft)
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
300 Mbps
300 Mbps
Info unavailable 300 Mbps
300 Mbps
Info unavailable
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